A presidential run for former Vice President Joe Biden could involve a much younger running mate like Texas Representative Beto O'Rourke.
According to the Associated Press, insiders have shared that Biden is aware that his advanced age of 76 could be a major stumbling block to securing Democratic presidential nomination and, as such, advisers are said to have suggested a younger vice presidential pick .
O'Rourke's name has been reportedly discussed as one option. The 46-year-old has been a rising star in the party since running a very competitive Senate race against incumbent Ted Cruz.
Though O'Rourke has said he has not made any decisions about 2020, he has become one of the frontrunners for the Democratic nomination, according to a new CNN pollwhich placed him behind Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who is 77.  Meanwhile, Texas lawmaker has stood in front of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and California Senator Kamala Harris, who has top names in the party's younger group of leaders.
The Hill notes, age is said to be a factor for Democrats who are trying to attract younger and more diverse voters to take on Trump.
Joe Biden Through The Years
Washington, DC. 6-9-1987 Senator Joe Biden (D., DE) announces his candidacy for president. Credit: Mark Reinstein (Photo by Mark Reinstein / Corbis via Getty Images)
Sens. Joe Biden, D-Del., And Strom Thurmond, R-S.C. September 19, 1990
Democratic politician Joseph R. Biden Jr, the United States Senator from Delaware, circa 1980. He became the US Vice President in 2009 under President Barack Obama .
American politician and US Senator (and future US Vice President) Joe Biden smiles in a 'Bicentennial Minutes' segment, a series of nightly shorts commemorating the bicentennial of the American Revolution which aired from 1974-1976, August 12, 1974.
WASHINGTON,: US Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) briefs reporters before the 15 January start of the second day of the US Senate impeachment trial of US President Bill Clinton on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. House prosecutors will summarize their case against President 15 January. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO / Luke FRAZZA (19659016) 392389 02: US (LUKE FRAZZA / AFP / Getty Images) President George W. Bush meets with members of the Senate and House Foreign Policy Leadership in the Cabinet Room at the White House July 25, 2001 in Washington, DC. Seated next to the President is Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE). (Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images)
UNITED STATES – MARCH 08: Joe Biden during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. UNITED STATES – MAY 12: Democrat Vice President of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Joe Biden (D-DE), throws his hands as he speaks during the debate on nomination of John Bolton as US Ambassador of the United Nations May 12, 2005 in Washington DC (Photo by Joe Marquette / Bloomberg via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON – JULY 12: US Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) speaks during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on "North American Cooperation on the Border" on Capitol Hill July 12, 2005 in Washington, DC. The committee discussed border security and how to work together to secure the borders with Mexico and Canada. (Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO – Episode 3331 – Pictured: (lr) Senator Joe Biden during a interview with host Jay Leno on March 22, 2007 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ORANGEBURG, SC – APRIL 26: (LR) US Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson greets the crowd before the start of the first debate of the 2008 presidential campaign April 26, 2007 at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The debate, featuring eight Democratic presidential candidates, comes 263 days before the first ballot will be cast in the Iowa Caucus next January. (Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 23: US Vice President Joe Biden (C) talks with Mayors from across the country, including Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, in the Roosevelt Room of the White January 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. The U.S. The Conference of Mayors is holding its annual conference in Washington this week. (US Chief Somdevilla / Getty Images)
US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Civil Society Forum on the sideline of the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, on August 4, 2014. Washington aims to wake up US business to the opportunities in Africa with the landmark US-Africa Leaders Summit this week, as China and Europe have steal a march on the world's fastest growing continent. As many as four dozen African leaders and hundreds of businessmen with them will be looking to see if US investors and traders can move beyond the old stereotypes of a continent mired in conflict and corruption and recognize its huge potential. AFP PHOTO / Jewel Samad (19659024) WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 18: US (AFP / Getty Images) Vice President Joe Biden (R) swears in Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro (L) and his wife Erica and daughter Carina look during a ceremony ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building August 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Castro, the former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, was officially sworn in on July 28. (Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 30: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama (C), Robert McDonald (R) and Vice President Joe Biden walk back to the White House through LaFayette Park after President Obama announced his intention to nominate Robert McDonald to head the Department of Veterans Affairs June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. McDonald served as the chief executive of Procter & Gamble and will replace Eric Shinseki, who resigned after allegations of delayed care came to light. (US President Barack Obama speaks to US Vice President Joe Biden after Biden introduced him during a signing ceremony for H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, on July 22, 2014 at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN
US President Barack Obama speaks on immigration reform next to US Vice President Joe Biden (R) in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – MAY 28: Vice President of the United States Joe Biden takes a selfie after the opening ceremony at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Spring, May 28, 2014. Biden spoke during the ceremony.
US Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks at Ledra palace in the UN-patrolled Buffer Zone in Nicosia on May 22, 2014. Biden met Cyprus leaders Thursday to spur (Photo by RJ Sangosti / The Denver Post via Getty Images) talks on ending the 40-year division of the island and seek support for threatened sanctions against Russia despite the economic cost. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS
US Vice President Joe Biden addresses and speaks to students and officials at the Cotroceni Palace headquarters in Bucharest on May 21 , 2014. Tougher sanctions must be imposed on Russia if it undermines crucial presidential elections in Ukraine on May 25, 2014, US Vice President Joe Biden said in Bucharest. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU (19659031) WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 29: US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event on protecting students from sexual assault at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building April 29 , 2014 in Washington, DC. During the event, Biden announced the release of the first report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. US President Joe Biden (L) and Outgoing Heath and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius applaud as President Barack Obama names Sylvia Mathews Burwell (R), his current budget director, replacing Sebelius (Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images)
in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC on April 11, 2014. Sebelius resigned, paying for the chaotic initial rollout of the US President's signature health care law. AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KAMM
US Vice President Joe Biden waves on arrival for a meeting with Lithuanian President in Vilnius on March 19, 2014. Biden meets today with Lithuanian President Dalia (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP / Getty Images) Grybauskaite and Latvian leader as part of a tour to reassure NATO allies during the Ukraine crisis. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS
US Vice President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with Polish Prime Minister in Warsaw, Poland on March 18, 2013. Biden arrives in Poland for talks with regional allies as Russia tightened its grip on the breakaway region of Crimea. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI (19659035) US Vice President Joe Biden arrives for St. Petersburg Patrick's Day reception in the East Room of the White House on March 14, 2014 in Washington. AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN
US Vice President Joe Biden during a joint press conference with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera (not framed) at the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, on March 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CLAUDIO REYES (19659037) WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 27: US (AFP / Getty Images) Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks during the Democratic National Committee's Winter Meeting at the Capitol Hilton February 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. Biden addressed the Association of State Democratic Chairs.
THE VIEW – Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, was the guest, live, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (11:00 am-12: 00 noon, ET ). The Vice President discussed the Affordable Care Act and the importance of signing up for health insurance through the market before the March 31 deadline. Vice President Biden sat down with The View hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy as part of the show's ongoing Red, White & View campaign, which is committed to political guests and discussions. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12: 00 pm ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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SHERRI SHEPHERD, BARBARA WALTERS, VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JENNY MCCARTHY
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, looks on as President Barack Obama speaks at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Obama is meeting today with chief executive officers of Bank of America Corp. to EBay Inc. who have committed to giving long-term unemployed a better chance in the hiring process. Photographer: Joshua Roberts / Bloomberg via Getty Images *** Barack Obama; Joe Biden
US Vice President Joe Biden gave two thumbs-ups before US President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on January 28, 2014 at the US Capitol in Washington. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (19659041) CAMBRIDGE, MA – MAY 24: Former Vice President Joseph Biden speaks at Harvard College Class of 2017 Class Day Exercises at Harvard University on May 24 , 2017 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Biden implored graduating students to become involved and paraphrased Plato by saying 'The penalty you pay for not being involved is that you are governed by those worse than you.' CAMBRIDGE, MA – MAY 24: Former Vice President Joe Biden jokes 'Let's Break the Internet' as he puts on a pair of shades during Class Day Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., On May 24, 2017. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Former US Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Michael Milken, chairman of the Milken Institute, arrive on stage at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, US, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The conference is a unique setting that convenes individuals with the capital, power and influence to move the world forward meet face-to-face with those whose expertise and creativity are reinventing industry, philanthropy and media. Photographer: David Paul Morris / Bloomberg via Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 26: Former Vice President, Joe Biden and Mark Ein are seen at the game between Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks in Game Five of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on April 26, 2017 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and using this Photograph, the user agrees to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE
Joe Biden, former Vice President of the US tours the Museum of the American Revolution, on his opening day, in Philadelphia, PA, on April 19, 2017.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 12: (AFP OUT) US 19, 2017 (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers / NurPhoto via Getty Images) President Barack Obama (R) presents the Medal of Freedom to Vice President Joe Biden during an event in the State Dinning Room of the White House, January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (19659048) More from Aol.com :